Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Born Free Local Rescue

Baby Birds

Local wildlife rescuer, Tarnya Knight, from the Born Free Foundation, has been busy taking care of an incredible array of rescued wildlife, like these tawny owl chicks. Below are the most recent examples. Please help support her work.

A Tricky Time for Hoglets

Spike Gary Jnr

Hedgehogs born late in the year are known as ‘autumn juveniles’ sadly these little ones will not gain enough weight to survive hibernation and need to be taken to a rescue to be overwintered.

Howard the hoglet was found with his head stuck in a discarded plastic bottle.  After a check-up at the vets we are pleased to say that he is fine.  With thanks to Hillers Garden Centre staff for coming to his aid.

Spike Gary Jnr, named by the vet nurses at Farthing Vets in Horsham arrived with us recently.  Being such a tiny little chap we will take care of him over winter and he will ​be released next spring. Find out how you can make life easier for hedgehogs by visiting our hedgehog advice page.

21st June 2017

Meet Gary! This charming chap arrived yesterday after being found alone and dehydrated. Thankfully someone took pity on this little seagull and took him into a local vets!

12th June 2017

Two juvenile jays, Amelie and Ella, are currently in our care! Tomorrow we're taking these little ones to our wonderful friends at Folly Wildlife Rescue, who have the expertise and facilities to care for these beautiful birds. Thank you Folly! 

31st May 2017

Meet Joey - our latest hedgehog rescue! 

Who is living under your shed? Joey was left homeless after a garden shed was dismantled and this little chap was found (with no mum in sight). We are pleased to say that he is feeding well and putting on weight. When he is old enough he will returned to the wild 

24th April 2017

Meet Neil the tawny owl! He was found on the hard shoulder of the M23 early Saturday morning and taken to a local vets. Later that day we collected him and took him over to our dear friends at Folly Wildlife Rescue. Neil is now in safe hands and will receive the very best of care

13th April 2017

In time for the #Easter bank holiday weekend, meet our latest adorable rescue, Daffodil! She is off to our very dear friends over at Folly Wildlife Rescue, where she can join some other bunnies in time for the egg hunt! 

3rd April 2017

"Every living creature has a sacred right to the gladness of springtime" - Leo Tolstoy

Having woken from her long sleepybies, our little Norma has taken notice of the seasonal changes and is now ready to return to the wild. #WildlifeWakeUp

27th March 2017

Mr Pheasant came via a vets on Friday (we're guessing he had been clipped by a car). He's definitely a lot brighter than when he arrived but still feeling a little sorry for himself.

15th March 2017

Remember Sweetie the partially sighted hedgehog from last June? She woke up yesterday after a long winter sleep. Here she is tucking into her dinner :) #WildlifeWakeUp

24th February 2017

Born Free have recently purchased two incubators for Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue in Surrey and Pricklepad Hedgehog Hospital in Newcastle Upon Tyne. With thanks for Harper Asprey for the photo!

13th January 2017

This buzzard was found at the side of the road and taken into a local vets. Yesterday we took him over to our dear friends at Folly Wildlife Rescue in Kent who have the facilities and expertise to care for him.

Here he is being examined by wildlife supervisor, Antonia Blackler. Hopefully after some R & R, he should be ok to return home for release next week. We will keep you posted and thank you Folly!

14th December 2016

Meet Snowflake!This little chap is one of eight juvenile hedgehogs that arrived over the weekend. Snowflake is a little poorly at the moment but we hope with the correct treatment he will be feeling better soon.

28th November 2016

Hoglets are still coming in to Born Free HQ, with this little chap arriving at the end of last week

9th November 2016

Haven’t they grown since the 7th October 2016! Mum is the gingery one in the background. All 4 hoglets are fine (this picture is showing just 3 of them - the 4th on the bottom picture). Size wise they are about the size of an orange! 

10th October 2016

Another hoglet has arrived! This little lady was discovered during the day and is far too small to survive hibernation. So, she'll be wintered indoors and returned to the wild in spring 2017! 

7th October 2016

It's that time of year again at Born Free HQ! These little guys were picked up last night (6th). It’s a blessing their nest was disturbed as they wouldn’t have survived winter. Thankfully, their mum was with them. They will all be overwintered indoors and released next spring!

1st August 2016

A little duckling was found all alone in a garden - their mother no where to be seen. The garden owner got into contact and we collected them. They'll be released back into the wild once old enough. 

27th July 2016

5 more hoglets have come in over the last week, these are 3 of them. They're eating a milky mash, which is esbilac (a puppy rearing formula) and cat food mashed together. They'll be returned to the wild once they're ready to be! 

14th July 2016

Rosey was picked up today. She should really be with her mother - but she was found alone. When old enough to, she'll be returned to the wild! 

Thanks to Lola Fava for naming her. 

Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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